Ultimate Starter’s Guide to Power BI

With Khurram Muhammad


Length: 3 weeks

Effort: 2 to 3 hours per week

Partner: Cahoot Learning

Program overview

Get a thorough understanding of Power BI and the art of creating insightful business dashboards.

In this program, analytics leader Khurram Muhammad offers a 360 insight into using Microsoft Power BI to summarise data points and present visually appealing dashboards that help the users identify business trends and take necessary actions to steer the business. Learners will understand how to easily import raw data from various sources, create multiple types of visualisations, and arrange these visualisations into reports.

Who is it for?

People who wish to learn about visualisation techniques with a broad and sound understanding of Power BI. This program caters to analysts, project team members and business leaders. Prior knowledge of Power BI or any other visualisation tools is not required to join this program.

Program Curriculum

  • Introduction to Power BI
  • Resources explanation
  • Data scenario explanation
  • Query editor explained
  • Simple transformations
  • Creating a data table
  • Organising your queries
  • Advanced transformations
  • What is data modelling
  • Relationships between tables
  • What is DAX
  • Measure groups
  • Simple measures
  • Measure branching
  • Advanced DAX
  • Visualisation Options
  • Colour and themes
  • Custom visuals
  • Visualisation Best Practices
  • Publish to online service
  • Dashboards & apps
  • Natural language query
  • Distribution features

Meet the Coach

Khurram Muhammad

Cahoot thought leader Khurram Muhammad

Khurram is a data-driven professional with over 15 years of experience in the analytics domain. He has worked in various industries including Financial Services, Education Sector and more recently in Real Estate. Khurram is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and a Microsoft Certified Data Analyst. He has a double Masters degrees including an MBA and MSc. in Business Analytics.

Khurram is currently working as a Senior Advisor for Analytics and Insights while doing a part-time doctorate research program in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. Khurram loves solving business problems using data and providing insights that help in making better decisions. More recently, he has developed AI chatbots and worked on Natural Language Processing (think Siri/Alexa) and integrated with Power BI dashboards. With Power BI coming to the market, it has become so much easier to analyse data and turn numbers to insights – this is exactly the outcome Khurram would like for you after you complete the course. There is so much hidden value in data which we are now able to tap into because of Power BI.

How is it done?

Active learning with cohorts

Learners will generate ideas, present and deliver together with their peers to help get different perspectives, internalise learnings and identify ways to apply them in the workforce.

Deep reflections

Learners will have the opportunity to reflect and analyse what they have learnt, how far they have come, and how they can apply these learnings in the workforce.

Real-time insights

Learners get real-time insights on how far they are performing vs their cohort that helps set their pace and enjoy a healthy dose of competition at the same time.

Immersive experience

Learners get rich, snackable content that helps boost their retention. They are given tools that enable strong collaboration and deep conversations with their peers. 

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